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Man Ther. 2013 Apr;18(2):165-8. doi: 10.1016/j.math.2012.05.007. Epub 2012 Jun 5.

Pathoanatomy and classification of low back disorders.

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Low Back Research Team, Musculoskeletal Research Centre, Faculty of Health Sciences, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Victoria 3085, Australia. j.ford@latrobe.edu.au

Abstract

Over the past decade research into the effectiveness of low back disorders (LBDs) has focused on the classification of subgroups more likely to respond to specific treatment. Much of this research has explicitly excluded a focus on pathoanatomical factors based on a questionable interpretation of the biopsychosocial model. Common justifications and potential issues with this approach are explored with recommendations made for future clinical and research practice.

PMID:
22673044
DOI:
10.1016/j.math.2012.05.007
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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